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It's the year 410 AD, the Visigoths are sacking the city of Rome. A rift in the fabric of space-time occurs at the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Suddenly multiple dimensions collide and coalesce. Time travelers & space farers exist alongside terrestrials who had previously lived thousands of years apart. The world is now a fractured patchwork of time and space with Rome at the center of it all. The world is now RomanPunk...

About RomanPunks

RomanPunks is a retrofuturistic, cyberpunk derivative world-building project inspired by fine art, history and the cryptopunk movement.

A total of 1,000 RomanPunk characters have been frozen in time and minted as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on the Ethereum, WAX, Polygon and Algorand blockchains.

RomanPunk characters are comprised of commoners and famous individuals based on Roman history, art history and pop culture.

The basis for RomanPunk lore and backstories is exhaustively researched by history/sci-fi buff and co-founder, Punktavian.

All images are drawn by hand by woman artist and co-founder, Cleopunktra, without the aid of AI or generative tools.

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Project Timeline

The RomanPunk Genesis Collection on Ethereum

RomanPunks came into existence through early minting on OpenSea, promoting on Twitter and building a Discord community through giveaways and engagement. The idea of a cyberpunk-derivative ‘RomanPunk’ theme was in our heads for years, but it was the success of the Cryptopunks that became the catalyst for project conception and launch.

The Summer of Gladiators

After a hard working first 60 days spent networking and attracting new collectors to RomanPunks, our community had begun to flourish and sales increased. We began to offer our collectors an opportunity to battle their NFTs in a tournament bracket powered by dice rolls.

Launch of the WAX Blockchain Collection

Encouraged by the tight knit community and the carbon-neutral blockchain with lightning fast and low cost transactions, we launched 'romanpunksio' collection on WAX Blockchain as the first step to expand the backstories of our RomanPunk characters and the baseline for future development of a card game.

September MMXXI
Chainlink VRF Integration

RomanPunks integrated with Chainlink Labs to utilize VRF (Verified Randomness Function) to host a giveaway raffle for our holders. We developed a smart contract on Ethereum which guarantees true random number selection on chain and can be used for a wide range of functions that require random selection.

November MMXXI
WAX Fighter Pack Series I

After much anticipation in the community, we released our first WAX NFT card 'pack' through the Neftyblocks platform, which sold out in less than a week.

December MMXXI
Colosseum Clash on Twitch

We launched our Twitch channel and begun building an audience by offering numerous giveaways of WAX NFTs from our collection, as well as giving participants a chance to win RomanPunk ETH NFT airdrops for taking top spot at the end of the 'season'.

January MMXXII
RomanPunk CyberColosseum on The Sandbox Metaverse

As firm believers in a metaverse future and land owners in The Sandbox, we undertook to build the RomanPunk Colosseum on 1x1 land and entered our experience "Gladiator Bloodsport" into a GameJam contest. We will continue to build the Colosseum into a PVP arena and social hub once The Sandbox offers creators the ability to do so.

WAX NFT Blending

Thanks to the user friendly tools offered by NeftyBlocks, we launched a comprehensive blending system on WAX, allowing our collectors to blend the common NFTs they earn in our Discord RPG up into Legendary famous NFTs through the use of blending 'coins' that can also be earned on the Discord as reward for helping to promote the RomanPunks project.

RomanPunks VX on Polygon

We launched the VX collection on Polygon. Each owner of an ETH NFT gets their voxel equivalent airdropped to them, and these NFTs can be redeemed for official NFTs on The Sandbox Marketplace once available.

1,000 ETH Supply Cap Reached

All 1,000 original, unique 1:1 RomanPunk characters hand drawn by Cleopunktra and minted on OpenSea.

WAX Fighter Pack Series II
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The RomanPunk WAX NFT Trading Card Fighter Pack Series II consists of 3 NFTs randomly selected from over 236 characters.

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Coming Soon
In the Works...

Upcoming plans for RomanPunks include:

  • WAX NFT Civilian Pack
  • Tabletop Card Game
  • New project for The Sandbox metaverse

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Cast of Characters

Below is a comprehensive and searchable directory of all 1,000 RomanPunk Characters.

anka olabisi egyptian soldier

#887 – Anka Olabisi

Born 375 AD in Alexandria, Anka was a temple guard and student of the mathematician Hypatia. Unable to prevent Hypatia’s murder by Christian zealots, Anka embarked on a pilgrimage through space and time seeking truth and justice.

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strata straba pontic gladiator

#832 – Strata Straba

Born in 111 BC in Amaseia, Strata was a concubine of Mithridates the Great who, upon capture by the Romans, refused to prostitute herself, instead opting to fight as a gladiator where she caught the eye of a dimension hopping patrician who provided her with advanced equipment and tactical training.

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decima esquilinus dalmatian centurion

#806 – Decima Esquilinus

Born in 142 AD in Salona, Decima is an acrobatic martial artist who joined the legion at a young age disguised as a boy, and was soon spotted by a dimension-traveling priest who sent her to the 28th century AD to avoid discovery.

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alecto ambustus narbonese soldier

#768 – Alecto Ambustus

Born in 118 BC in Massalia, Alecto Ambustus grew up as a mere servant woman until she discovered a dimension hopping device in her master’s chambers. After traveling through multiple dimensions getting high, she landed in medieval France and disguised herself as a soldier in Joan of Arc’s army to evade capture.

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ricki rumorius aquitanian plebeian

#532 – Ricki Rumorius

Born 1955 AD in Tolosa, Ricki is a hairdresser, gossip, and fan of Italo disco who mixed up her cell phone for an interdimensional portal device and was transferred to the 1st century AD where she continues to cut hair and spread rumours in the public baths.

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saba nebunoida babylonian peregrinus

#598 – Saba Nebunoida

Born 555 BC in Babylon, Saba is the granddaughter of Nebuchadnezzar II and a Haitian dimension hopping raver from the 25th century AD who founded Elektrosar, an interdimensional electronica festival held in the Hanging Gardens. Saba travels through space and time to recruit new performers and audiences for the galaxy’s greatest EDM festival.

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kyma thalassa pontic plebeian

#552 – Kyma Thalassa

Born 80 BC in Sinope, Kyma lives a simple life as the proprietor of a bait and tackle shop on the Black Sea, when she’s not following her rock star lover, Stevie Stratonice, on an interdimensional concert tour.

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katia cruscellio tarraconese soldier

#761 – Katia Cruscellio

Born in 111 AD in Spain, Katia Cruscellio was a soldier in the fabled legion of vampire hunters who traveled through dimensional portals seeking to destroy the antediluvian scourge across space and time.

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#273 – Sextus Hefnerius

Born 126 AD in Colonia, Sextus is a bath house owner and sculptor famous for his phallic figurines. A follower of Bacchus, he caroused across dimensions to celebrate Saturnalia in search of new models for his exquisite statues.

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ziggus stellarus briton peregrinus

#261 – Ziggus Stellarus

Born 3973 AD on an unknown planet in an unknown star system from an unknown galaxy, Ziggus emerged in the 2nd century AD to a Roman world ravaged by vampires and zombies and helped inspire the people to valour through poetry and song.

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raya rafiq syrian peregrinus

#190 – Raya Rafiq

Born 1989 AD in Damascus, Raya is a rebellious teenage genius who fled the chaotic and oppressive 21st century AD by reciting ancient incantations at the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, which opened an interdimensional portal to the 3rd century AD. Now she is living her dream as a style consultant for the Empress Zenobia.

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geil latrocinia vandal centurion

#892 – Geil Latrocinia

Born in 425 AD in Cartagena, Geil’s mother experienced an immaculate conception by the angel Lucifer. Geil was raised among the 80,000 Vandals invading Africa, later becoming a military commander who is responsible for countless atrocities.

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eubha exocula caledonian gladiator

#818 – Eubha Exocula

Born in 109 AD in Inchtuthil, the concubine of a Roman General, Eubha slit her master’s throat and was punished by having her eyes removed and being forced to fight as a gladiator where her sixth sense and fierce nature allowed her to thrive.

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dr. drusus lazarus gallic plebeian

#591 – Dr. Drusa Lazarus

Born 175 AD in Tolosa, Drusa was personal physician of Emperor Severus until she was blinded and exiled for administering an experimental treatment that failed to save his life. Cast through an interdimensional portal, she now labours as a sardonic mining company doctor on the Jovian moon of Io.

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